Event News

Quinn received warm reception throughout 45th Pride Parade

Date: 
07/02/2014
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Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for the 45th Annual Chicago PRIDE Parade on June 29, which passed hundreds of thousands of cheering people lining the route starting at Montrose and Broadway and winding its way southeast through Uptown and Lakeview, ending at Diversey and Sheridan. 

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Humboldt Park site of 19th Annual Dyke March Collective

Date: 
07/02/2014
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The Dyke March Collective held its 19th Annual Dyke March* on the city's west side on June 28, the day before the city's annual PRIDE Parade. 

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12th and 14th District cops caught soliciting...for Special Olympics

Date: 
05/30/2014
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Cops from the 12th and 14th Districts of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) were caught soliciting from on top of buildings and a paddy wagon as well as in the middle of streets on Friday morning along Madison and Fullerton Avenues.

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Three themes, three artists in Bucktown's ARC Gallery

Date: 
01/25/2014
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Nancy Fritz, Ann O'Brien and P.J. Mills are three artists whose works are currently on display in ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen, in Bucktown. Though there is no overall theme to the show, Ann O'Brien points out the coincidental use of squares and bright colors unify the entire space. Be sure to stop by before it closes on Feb. 1.

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The 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest in Wicker Park was filled with family activities

Date: 
11/20/2013
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The 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest in Wicker Park's Field House gymnasium, 1425 N. Damen Ave., was a four-hour high energy event for all members of the families on Sat., Nov. 16. which even included Elmo.

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Boo-Palooza celebrants in Wicker Park numbered close to 3,000

Date: 
11/03/2013
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From Wicker Park Ave. to Schiller St. between Damen Ave. and the baseball field, princesses, sheriffs, dinosaurs, pirates, pumpkins, elephants, bees, spiders, piñatas, witches, wolves, you name it and they were probably "interpreted" by adults, children and dogs during the four-hour extravaganza called Boo-Palooza

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Two Aussies visit and praise Boo-Palooza, Chicago and the US!

Date: 
10/31/2013
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Amid a pack of costumed dogs as well as their "mummies" and "dude" dads, Madison Pereira and Louie Sevastidis from Melbourne, Australia, were having magnificent experiences, during Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza last Saturday. 

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Blah blah blob at Tuesdays at the Triangle with Katherine Darnstadt was new experience

Date: 
09/10/2013
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The Blah, blah, blob was brought  to the Polish Triangle Coalition's Tuesdays at the Triangle on the afternoon of Sept. 3. by Katherine Darnstadt.

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Ultimate Block Party in Commercial Park declared success

Date: 
08/10/2013
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The Ultimate Block Party in Commercial Park on Aug. 3 had lots of fun for all ages and was declared a big success. 

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Wicker Park under-staffed and overflowing for Jurassic Park movie

Date: 
07/28/2013
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Approximately 3,000 people filled under-staffed Wicker Park on Thursday evening, July 25,

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Cool jazz on a hot night kicks off Tuesday in the Triangle

Date: 
07/18/2013
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Cool jazz soothed the souls of people, in the simmering hot air, as they stopped or walked by the Polish Triangle during the first Tuesday in the Triangle event on July 16 between 6 and 8 p.m. 

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Do-Division Fest gate take halved by weather

Date: 
06/07/2013
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The 7th annual Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale from May 31st thru June 2nd, took a hit in the pocket this year due to the weather. Gate revenues are believed to be about half of last year, according to Kara Salgado, the Executive Director of the West Town Chamber of Commerce, who heads up the event. 

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Brews helped support Wicker Park's Dog Park fundraiser

Date: 
02/18/2013
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"Without dog parks in Chicago, people would have no place to allow their pet to exercise, play and socialize freely. Essentially, dog owners and their furry friends

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Haas Park included many types of animals in their fall event

Date: 
11/11/2012
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With ponies and lots of flapping wings, little and not so little kids were having a great time on a cool Halloween Sunday.

In addition to costume contests for kids and dogs there were games to keep everyone interesting in having fun on a an afternoon with a Bears football game in progress.

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Inspirational Logan Square Dog Park and Wicker Park parades were howling successes

Date: 
11/09/2012
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Dogs raced in from far and wide to be participants in the doggie parades and festivities in Wicker Park on Sat., Oct.27, and the next day in the Logan Square Dog Park and Haas Park. Following the events, they yelped their approvals, giving both howlingly good reviews.

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Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza alive with hundreds of volunteers and thousands of people and dogs

Date: 
11/08/2012
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Everything from a midway of games, a maze, needle in the straw, pumpkin patch, dunking for apples, chess, puzzles, food train, children’s cooking, puppets, dancers and other performers to a kids costume parade and a dog costume parade brought Wicker Park alive with at least a couple thousand costumed, and not, Halloween revelers of all ages at Boo-Palooza 2012.

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East Village's Commercial Park was circled by 600 trick-or-treaters after fun and games

Date: 
11/07/2012
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Face painting, puppet show, story telling, fortune telling, a craft project, a costume room and games for two different age groups took over the gymnasium as well as a few other small rooms in Commercial Park's Field House, 1845 W.

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Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33 seeks feedback on Open Streets event

Date: 
09/22/2012
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Feedback on the Open Streets event that closed Milwaukee Ave. from Division to Western on Sun., Sept. 16 between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. is being requested by Wicker Park Bucktown (WPB) SSA#33, which funded the event with $70,000.

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Temporary Neon City created in Wicker Park's Polish Triangle

Date: 
09/15/2012
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Lights, bubbles, music, art and performance rocked on in the Wicker Park's Polish Triangle (Ashland, Milwaukee and Division)

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Bucktown Garden Walk successfully made it through drought and helium shortage

Date: 
07/21/2012
WaterFallFeatWhile the number of gardens on view decreased because of drought, balloons were not dancing at the gates of open gardens due to a nation-wide helium shortage and rain added to the environmental challenges of excessive heat, the Bucktown Garden Walk was a great success July 14 and 15. 
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